Cinema Review Archive: March 2003

Just Married

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Just Married, an old-fashioned farce in which Ashton Kutcher (Dude Where's My Car?) and Brittany Murphy (8 Mile) play a pair of newlyweds whose marriage may not last the honeymoon.

Recruit, The

Iain Boulton has reviewed the theatrical release of The Recruit.

National Security

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of National Security, a retro action comedy starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn as security guards who hate each other but have to work together to catch a gang of criminals.

Evelyn

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Evelyn. Pierce Brosnan tries to get his daughter back in a sentimental true story from Ireland.Evelyn was released in the UK and Ireland on 21 March.

Life Of David Gale, The

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of The Life Of David Gale, Alan Parker's death penalty drama starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet. This review contains major spoilers

Homme du train, L'

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of L'homme du train, a pleasant though low-key comedy-drama directed by Patrice Leconte and starring Jean Rochefort and Johnny Hallyday.

Equilibrium

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Equilibrium, a science fiction thriller starring Christian Bale as a secret policeman in a future world where emotion has been outlawed.

Son, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of The Son (Le fils), an austere but rewarding film from the Dardenne Brothers, the Belgian duo who previously made the Cannes Palme d'Or winner RosettaThe Son went on release in the UK on 14 March.

Kid Stays In The Picture, The

Mike Sutton has reviewed the theatrical release of The Kid Stays In The Picture. A riveting story of Hollywood power games told from the perspective of Robert Evans, a marvellous character with enough experience for three lifetimes.

Good Thief, The

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of The Good Thief, Neil Jordan's unusual heist movie set in the South of France and starring Nick Nolte.

Maid In Manhattan

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Maid In Manhattan, a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez as a hotel maid who, through a misunderstanding, ends up dating rich politician Ralph Fiennes.

Far from Heaven

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Far from Heaven, Todd Haynes's 50s-style melodrama that works due to its conviction, and excellent performances from Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid.

Magdalene Sisters, The

Michael Brooke has reviewed the theatrical release of The Magdalene Sisters, Peter Mullan's angry, passionate, often devastatingly powerful re-enactment of the physical and psychological torture meted out to allegedly "fallen" women incarcerated in the notorious Catholic-run Magdalene Laundries, some of which were still running less than a decade ago.

Solaris (2002)

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Solaris George Clooney stars in Steven Soderbergh's new version of Stanislaw Lem's novel, previously filmed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972. But how do the two films compare?

Analyze That

Kevin OReilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Analyze That, a sequel to 1999's gangster comedy Analyze This, with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal reprising their roles.

Frida

Kevin OReilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Frida, a biopic of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina.